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Luca Laborde Double Select Syrah 2010

Luca Laborde Double Select Syrah 2010
$21.98

SKU 835603001105

750ml

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Beautiful deep purple color, tilting the glass the shallows are a soft rose. The nose is like walking into a gentlemen's poker parlor: aromas of cigar, leather, and smoked meat fill the nose with hints of toasty oak, forest floor and baking spice. Rich, lush, and mouthfilling on the palate. Well structured tannins support big fruit flavors of blackberry jam, black spiced cherries, ground black pepper and just a hint of rhubarb. Nice, long, lingering finish. L3-lush, long and loveable. Pairs well with grilled or smoked meats such as beef, pork, and lamb, and dishes prepared with mild cheeses or wild mushrooms.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country Argentina
Region Mendoza
Appellation Alto Vale de Uco
Brand Luca
Alcohol/vol 14.2%
  • wa92

Wine AdvocateThe 2010 Syrah Laborde Double Select was sourced from 48-year-old ungrafted vines and aged for 14 months in 50% new French barriques before bottling without fining or filtration. It sports an expressive perfume of smoke, bacon, game, leather, pepper, and blueberry. Smooth-textured and elegant on the palate, this savory, ripe Syrah conceals enough structure to evolve for 2-3 years and offers a drinking window extending from 2013 to 2022. It is an outstanding value.

Jay Miller, December 2011
  • ws91

Wine SpectatorA dense, ripe Syrah, with a meaty core of macerated black plum, linzer torte and fig paste notes that display nuances of game, spice and tar. Light tannins lift the long, lingering finish. Drink now through 2014. 2,000 cases imported.

Nathan Wesley, November 30, 2011
  • we90

Wine EnthusiastPretty aromatics include balsam wood, blackberry and blueberry. The palate is lush but well structured, with bullish berry, chocolate and creamy oak flavors. Minty and super spicy and long on the finish, with a lasting dark toastiness.

Michael Schachner, October 1, 2011